Skilled Mesothelioma (Meso) Lawyers in South Carolina
Skilled rep for victims of asbestos exposure
If you or a loved one has developed meso, the future can look pretty bleak. Often little can be done to treat the disease, which is relentless and merciless. However, you may be able to obtain comp for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. While money cannot restore your health, it can relieve your financial hardship and provide some small measure of justice. The Law Offices of David L. Hood manages meso claims for clients throughout South Carolina. Drawing on more than 30 years of personal injury background, we and co-counsel fight to get you what you deserve.
Asbestos exposure in South Carolina
Meso is a painful and deadly cancer of the tissue that covers most internal organs. The affected tissue becomes brittle, making organ function very painful. Often linked to the lungs, meso can attack the stomach, the tissues surrounding the heart and the testicles.
Meso is linked to asbestos exposure in the workplace. Asbestos occurs naturally in some minerals with heat-resistance. It had many benefits for heavy industry in the last century. Because meso has a very long latency period, many victims don’t develop symptoms until decades after their exposure. In South Carolina, asbestos exposure was common in a number of industries during the 20th century:
- Shipbuilding — From the mid-1930s onward, asbestos was used heavily.
- Energy — Power plants used it to insulate in many machine parts.
- Military — Many military uses, from insulation on naval ships to brake pads.
- Paper — Paper mills used it the many home and office products.
South Carolina workers who develop meso may have a case against their old employers. They may be able to recover funds even if the old employer has gone out of business.
The legal basis for meso liability
Although the dangers associated with asbestos were well known, industrial leaders suppressed info about workers getting meso. This disregard for worker safety was the basis for many meso lawsuits that rocked industry in the 1970s and 1980s. This ended up forcing many companies to go bankrupt. However, the courts made these firms create trust funds to compensate workers who might later develop meso.
Today, someone who develops meso can bring an action against an existing company or the trust of the defunct company. Let us help you or your loved one identify the source of the meso exposure. Then we can file a lawsuit for you focused on the handling of asbestos at that site. Most meso claims reach a settlement without a trial, but trials are sometimes needed when a defendant refuses to accept blame. We can manage your claim in a tough, caring, aggressive way to deliver the best possible results.
Contact a results oriented attorney in South Carolina for your meso claim
The Law Offices of David L. Hood provides aggressive legal rep for victims who have meso. To schedule a free consult, call us at 843-491-6025. You can also contact us 24/7 by email, test or chat. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can come to you. Remember, there are deadlines, so take action to protect your and your family today!